The drafting session of the European Strategy Group preparing the next European Particle Physics Strategy Update took place in Bad Honnef (Germany) between 21-25 January 2020. After a week of fruitful discussions involving senior figures of European and international particle physics, convergence was achieved on recommendations that will guide the future of the field.
The drafting session marks a key stage of the strategy update process. The attendees of the Bad Honnef drafting session successfully carried out their ambitious task of identifying a set of priorities and recommendations. They built on the impressive progress made since the last update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, in 2013, and the rich input received from the entire particle physics community in the current update process.
The next step in this process will be to submit the document outlining the recommendations to the CERN Council. It will be discussed by the Council in March and submitted for final approval at an extraordinary Council Session on 25 May, in Budapest, Hungary. Once approved, it can be made public.
The European Strategy Group
The Briefing Book for the 2020 European Strategy Particle Physics Update is now available on the CERN document server: http://cds.cern.ch/record/2691414.
This report, which presents compact summaries of the inputs submitted to the Strategy update and of the debates that took place during the Open Symposium in Granada, was compiled by the Physics Preparatory Group with the help of many expert contributors. It is the result of many months of dedicated work of the community and of the Physics Preparatory Group, which all deserve very special acknowledgements.